Thu, 26 May 2016
Carrie Kerpen, CEO and co-founder of Likeable Media, an award-winning digital content studio, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Carrie is a regular podcaster, and just recently launched the 100th episode of her show, All The Social Ladies. She's a keynote speaker who discusses social media and women in business and is a regular contributor to Forbes and Inc. magazine.
As an early adopter of social media and technology, Carrie discusses the impact social media has on women and how it can be a confidence detractor. On the show, she mentions the Highlight Reel and how you can get caught up in the “best" of what people are sharing via their social channels. Viewing their success and then making comparisons to your own life and career is a confidence detractor rather than a confidence builder. Carrie points out that the Highlight Reel doesn’t present everything behind a person’s business or life; it doesn't show challenges or weaknesses. Keeping this in mind helps you to realize that the key to social media is your vulnerability and authenticity and how it's okay to ask for help. Carrie also offers her best advice on building your brand and your story; not just what you’re trying to say, but why you’re trying to communicate your narrative.
A little more about Carrie Kerpen … Carrie refers to herself as a (Non)trepreneur. The launch of her business was atypical. She married her husband and co-founder at a baseball stadium in the world's largest sponsored wedding. The wedding was a word of mouth sensation that was featured in major media outlets including the New York Times, ABC World News Tonight, and the CBS Early Show. Her company, Likeable Media was born as a result.
You can connect with Carrie on LinkedIn and on Twitter @carriekerpen
Thu, 19 May 2016
Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardoyo (also known as Shinta Bubu), founder of Bubu.com, the leading digital media agency in Indonesia joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Under Shinta’s direction, Bubu was acknowledged by Red Herring as one of Asia's TOP 100 Most Innovative Companies. Continuing the winning from Red Herring Asia Awards, Bubu has won the Global Red Herring Award, which was honored in the USA in Los Angeles. Bubu.com is also known for organizing a nationwide web design/digital campaign awards called Bubu Awards. Shinta has been in the Indonesia's digital industry for 20 years.
On the show, Shinta shares her start as an entrepreneur in Indonesia with a curiosity for the Internet and the World Wide Web. Although she studied Architecture, she quickly taught herself how to create websites and became a pioneer in the Indonesian digital economy. Shinta also discusses her latest venture, VC Network, which recently launched to help connect high-growth start-ups to Venture Capital firms. With no shortage of opportunities, she is helping to educate and empower women in tech. For Shinta, it doesn’t matter if you are male or female. Regardless, you have to have value and prove your worth by building your product and business. She offers advice to Women Worldwide listeners on how to achieve success through networking, learn from failure, be creative and innovative and figure out how to monetize early. Shinta is on a personal mission to put her country on the digital map as a global player. Shinta knows “an idea without execution is a hobby."
A little more about Shinta Bubu … Among her many awards, Shinta was named on the Inspiring Women Honor Roll by Forbes Magazine and Globe Asia recognized her as one of the most powerful women in tech. She is also the Head of Digital Business, e-Commerce and Startups Center at The Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and Board of Advisory at The Nature Conservancy in Indonesia. She was also the former Managing Partner at Nusantara Ventures, a pioneering technology venture capital fund in Indonesia aimed at helping entrepreneurs create and grow market-leading digital media companies throughout the region.
You can connect with Shinta on LinkedIn and on Twitter @shintabubu
Thu, 12 May 2016
Rachael McCrary, fashion designer and intimate apparel expert joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Rachael is the founder of Jewel Toned, which is the first contemporary shapewear brand with a whole new generation of shapewear. Earlier in her career Rachael conceptualized and designed the first Junior's division of Maidenform. She also oversaw product development, coordinated gorilla marketing, educated the sales team on the category and raised brand awareness.
On the show, Rachael shares her start as a young entrepreneur designing T-shirts for her cousins' band and later launching a profitable mini dress company all before high school graduation. After college and spending a few years in Corporate America she launched Jewel Toned and embraced the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Rachael also discusses her thoughts on the fashion industry and body positive, helping women to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. Wanting to take her company to the next level, Rachael is no stranger to pitching to Venture Capitalist's and claims the process is not for the faint of heart.
A little more about Rachael McCrary … Rachael realized her friends had one intimate apparel problem in common - they were feeling uncomfortable in their shapewear. Because a better option didn't exist, she created her company, Jewel Toned. The result was shapewear … not quite underwear but yet not considered outerwear. Her line of shapewear is perfect for women who make their own rules.
You can connect with Rachael on LinkedIn and Twitter @rachaelbydesign
Thu, 5 May 2016
Winnie Sun, founding partner and managing director of Sun Group Wealth Partners, joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. With more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, Winnie has been selected as Investment News' Twenty Women to Watch. She is frequently featured as a “top advisor” speaker at national events, is a contributor to Forbes, Fox Business, CNBC broadcast, and CBS News.
On the show, Winnie discusses how she went from a career in entertainment working on America’s Funniest Home Videos to financial wealth management and launching her own firm. Winnie has also worked on a nationwide Millennial Study focused on the spending habits of Millennials, with several surprising results and misconceptions she shares on the show. As a successful entrepreneur, Winnie points out her business and personal challenges and gives advice to business professionals on how to create success and happiness in life.
A little more about Winnie Sun … Winnie is known as the most “social” financial adviser in her industry. She has a weekly tweet chat (#WinnieSun) and she is also a podcaster. On her show, Renegade Millionaire Show” she interviews entrepreneurs, high profile CEOs, and the nation's top trailblazers in business and entertainment. As an independent advisor, Winnie is called upon to educate large corporate and nonprofit groups on planning strategies. She has been honored with invitations to the Barron’s Winner’s Circle for Top Women Financial Advisors beginning in 2006 to the present and has been coined "The Wealth Whisperer" by OC Metro Magazine's 40 under 40.